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November 26, 2019
Cosmic Trax: The Electronic Sutras of Scape One

Cosmic Trax: The Electronic Sutras of Scape One

Kurt Baggaley is a techno producer born for the Bandcamp age. His Discogs page lists 40 albums and that's just albums and that's just those under his main Scape One alias alone. They might all be killer or stuffed with filler but we'll have to share and compare our notes together...

Kenny Dope, Kaidi Tatham, Daz-I-Kue Remix Happy Song

Kenny Dope, Kaidi Tatham, Daz-I-Kue Remix Happy Song

MF Robots is the name of the project from Brand New Heavies' songwriter, drummer and all-around multi-instrumentalist Jan Kincaid and vocalist Dawn Joseph. They made their debut with the 2018 album Music for Robots and are preparing for the release of a second album, Break The Wall for BBE...

Rekordbox now lets you edit tracks

Rekordbox now lets you edit tracks

Pioneer just pushed update version 6.1.1 to its popular rekordbox DJ software which adds support for streaming service Tidal and includes a Serato-like edit mode.

Vincent Floyd Heals Souls on Music Therapy

Vincent Floyd Heals Souls on Music Therapy

Vincent Floyd and Italian label Nicepeople unveil Music Therapy, a new EP of achingly beautiful tracks remixed by Nico Lahs.

Acid is Love, Acid is Life & Kerrie Debuts on I Love Acid

Acid is Love, Acid is Life & Kerrie Debuts on I Love Acid

Acid is dance music in its natural state and no 1983 record from your dad's basement crates will convince me otherwise. It can growl like techno, it can jack, it can fuel paranoid EBM and industrial dystopian nightmares - it can change into whatever you want it to be with whatever you wrap...

Doing our part to support the Niko Marks renaissance

Doing our part to support the Niko Marks renaissance

When's the rest of the cool kids clique gonna give Niko Marks his due? Niko Marks is a record-making machine, with a sound that ranges like a wild herd but is most often and most recently pegged right in the sweet spot between house, techno, downtempo and roots in the best tradition. He does...

Lyric Hood drops second solo EP, Everything/Social Distance

Lyric Hood drops second solo EP, Everything/Social Distance

It is inevitable to mention it and at this point it's still impossible to write about the music of Lyric without reference to her father and bandmate in Floorplan, Robert Hood. Her music as we've heard from what she's released so far is what you might expect if you had someone grow...

Going Free Form with Hugo LX on People of Earth

Going Free Form with Hugo LX on People of Earth

It takes about 30 seconds to recognize a record like this as belonging to some higher realm. Frenzied jukebox techno jazz pops out your headphone cups from the incredibly lively Hugo LX on The Free Form EP, out now on vinyl from People of Earth.

Detroit's Filthiest dropping 8 spicy buds on Casa Voyager

Detroit's Filthiest dropping 8 spicy buds on Casa Voyager

Casa Voyager has done The Work in blasting out Detroit's Filthiest's tracks to the world. Their follow-up to the Premium Content and Prime Cuts EPs is Original Not Crispy, the ambitious 8 track double 12 inch record out in mid-September.

Adobe unveils free Keith Haring brushes

Adobe unveils free Keith Haring brushes

Adobe and the Keith Haring Studio in tribute to legendary artist's mantra that 'art is for everyone.'

Deep Cuts: the music of Kool & The Gang's Ronald Bell

Deep Cuts: the music of Kool & The Gang's Ronald Bell

More than just a Celebration: Ronald Bell aka Khalis Bayyan passed away this week, leaving behind a catalog of funk and pop hits spanning nearly 50 years.

Larry Heard rarity Sceneries Not Songs reissued

Larry Heard rarity Sceneries Not Songs reissued

Never reissued before now, Larry Heard's groundbreaking Sceneries Not Songs gets a reissued on his label Alleviated this month.

Art Basel Miami 2020 is cancelled

Art Basel Miami 2020 is cancelled

COVID-19 cancellations are now extending into the winter as Art Basel Miami's organizers cite coronavirus, travel restrictions and general uncertainty in canceling the December 2020 Art Basel Miami event.

We all blessed here: Junior Sanchez & Ant LaRock collab on Rejected

We all blessed here: Junior Sanchez & Ant LaRock collab on Rejected

Rejected is a label that rarely misses and they pound the target with a solid shot on We All Blessed from Junior Sanchez and Ant LaRock's Inspire EP.

DJ and producer Erick Morillo has died

DJ and producer Erick Morillo has died

In shocking news, house music DJ and producer Erick Morillo was found dead by police this morning in Miami Beach.

Back To Life: Inside the New Issue of 5 Mag

Back To Life: Inside the New Issue of 5 Mag

Phenomenal Handclap Band, Boddhi Satva, Milly James and more inside the new 5 Mag, out now.

The World Celebrates Frankie Knuckles Day 2020 with Virtual Concert

The World Celebrates Frankie Knuckles Day 2020 with Virtual Concert

Eric Kupper, Mike Dunn, Billy Porter, Lady D and more on deck for DJ sets and live performances in tribute to Frankie Knuckles this August 25, 2020.

NAMM 2021 cancels January convention due to Coronavirus

NAMM 2021 cancels January convention due to Coronavirus

We're now seeing mass events into 2021 being cancelled in response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in the United States. The annual National Association of Music Merchants, or NAMM Show, was scheduled to take place in January 2021 but has now been officially cancelled. Like many events, NAMM...

Chicago nightlife legend Dave Medusa has died

Chicago nightlife legend Dave Medusa has died

Dave Medusa, of the most influential promoters in the history of electronic music and Chicago music in general, has passed away of natural causes.

DJ Minx & Lady C are Living The Life

DJ Minx & Lady C are Living The Life

Living The Life is a devastating new collaboration between Detroit dynamo DJ Minx with the one and only Lady C.

Artists stand to lose out when Google Play goes down

Artists stand to lose out when Google Play goes down

Google Play Music paid artists more than its corporate sibling at YouTube. Maybe that's why it had to die.

Erick Morillo arrested for rape accusation in Miami Beach

Erick Morillo arrested for rape accusation in Miami Beach

Erick Morillo was arrested following an eight month investigation after a fellow DJ has accused Erick Morillo of sexual battery following a private party in December.

Detroit Techno legend Suburban Knight will release 1st vinyl EP in a decade

Detroit Techno legend Suburban Knight will release 1st vinyl EP in a decade

The four track Suburban Knight EP will be out in September in a limited, vinyl-only release sold exclusively on Detroit Techno Records Bandcamp page.

Lil'Tal beats the everliving hell out of Paul Johnson's "Dance With Me"

Lil'Tal beats the everliving hell out of Paul Johnson's "Dance With Me"

Two guys: Paul Johnson and Lil'Tal. They work together a lot, they make tracks that smash, raw'az'hell Chicago beat tracks that every DJ could use and most of them need. Moveltraxx has released some remixes from one of them (Stacy Kidd hit these last summer) and the best is by the...

So they really threw a rave under a bridge in Brooklyn Saturday night

So they really threw a rave under a bridge in Brooklyn Saturday night

Governor Andrew Cuomo is on the warpath after footage emerged of an illicit rave held Saturday night under the Kosciuszko Bridge in Brooklyn.

Charivari keeps the party going through August

Charivari keeps the party going through August

Detroit's Charivari festival will now stream 24 hours a day through August 15 2020.

House of Sol 2020 Is Chicago's House of Love This Week

House of Sol 2020 Is Chicago's House of Love This Week

The House of Sol 2020 street festival is broadcasting live this year with 100% Chicago DJ talent and limited in-person tickets available. This year's headliners include Chicago DJs Garrett David, Traxman, Gene Farris, DJ Slugo, Kid Enigma (KE), Iz and Diz and Ron Carroll.

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